Welcome to SportsAid Scotland
SportsAid Scotland was formerly known as Scottish Sports Aid until 2014. It is a charity that provides financial assistance in the form of grant awards to talented sporting youngsters in the 12 to 22 year age range and to disability athletes of various ages who are already competing at national level in their age group and have the potential to represent Scotland at senior level. The finance given is to help the athletes with their travel and training costs, and will hopefully assist them in becoming Scotland's future sporting stars.
If you are an athlete and wish to know more about how to apply for a SportsAid Scotland grant, then please refer to our nomination process.
Should you wish to make a donation, please either contact us directly to discuss or visit donations.
SportsAid Scotland Charity Golf Classic Friday 30 May 2014
Our annual Charity Golf Classic will this year be returning to the prestigious Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Edinburgh. The clubhouse offers superb facilities and catering, and the course should be in excellent condition as it will be hosting Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship 3 weeks after our event.
Participation in this event will be limited to a maximum of 18 teams, with each team consisting of four players. It will be played as a stableford event, with the team prizes being decided by the aggregate of the team's 3 best stableford scores on each hole. The cost of entering a team of 4 will be £300.
Please contact us for more details and an entry form for this event.
Ronnie Sloan, SportsAid Scotland's 70 year old Chairman has recently run the Loch Ness Marathon in support of our
Ten years after running his last marathon, our Chairman, Ronnie Sloan completed the horribly hilly Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday 29 September 2013 in 4hrs 45mins, only 7.5% over his 4hr 25min target. Our congratulations go out to Ronnie. There is still time to donate, in recognition of this fantastic achievement, through Ronnie's Just Giving web page. Please see www.justgiving.com/RonnieSloan70 for more details.
Ronnie has just recently been featured by Just Giving as their 'Fundraiser of the Moment'. See http://blog.justgiving.com/fundraiser-of-the-moment-ronnie-sloan/ for more details.
If you’d like to follow in Ronnie’s footsteps, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to receive a free charity entry for this year’s Loch Ness Marathon on 28 September 2014.
SportsAid Scotland Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award 2013
SportsAid Scotland congratulates Allan Smith, the 21 year old high jumper from South Queensferry, who was presented with the award of the Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the Commonwealth Games Dinner held in Glasgow on Saturday 9 November 2013. Allan has had a great season, setting two Scottish native high jump records within a fortnight, and receiving his first senior international cap at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. He won both the Scottish Universities and Scottish National Championships, and then he took the silver medal at the British Championships. He continued his progress outdoors by winning the Scottish National title, taking silver at the England Athletics U23 championships, and winning a fantastic bronze medal at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Finland with a new PB of 2.26m. His season came to a great climax when he was invited to compete in the Anniversary Games in London, as part of the IAAF Diamond League series, where he finished in 7th place. Allan has already been selected to compete for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year, and we will be cheering him on in his quest to win a medal for himself, and for Scotland.
The Miquel Trophy
William Bosi, the 14 year old sport rock climber from Edinburgh, was also honoured at the Commonwealth Games Dinner by being presented with the
Miquel Trophy, awarded to the person selected as the most improved young sportsperson of 2013. William is a member of the GB
Junior Lead and Bouldering Team, and he has twice finished runner-up this season in International (IFSC) Youth Cup Competitions, held in Edinburgh and in Norway. He also finished in 3rd place in the Bouldering discipline at the European Youth Cup in Laval, France. He finished the season in 2nd place overall in the European Youth Cup 2013, and is currently world ranked No.2 at the Lead Climbing discipline and 11th at Bouldering.
Allan and William were selected from the following five sports stars who were chosen as the SportsAid Scotland Merit Award Winners for 2013, due to their outstanding results during the year. The Merit Award winners were:-
Katie Archibald, track cyclist
William Bosi, sport rock climber
Andrew Mullen, paralympic swimmer
Allan Smith, high jumper
Kathryn Thomson, short track speed skater
London 2012 to Glasgow 2014 : 700 days running for Ewen !
Ewen Logie, a 33-year old dad of two from Stewarton, Ayrshire, was so inspired by the London Olympics that he set himself the challenge of undertaking over 700 days of sporting activity between the end of London 2012 and the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 in order to raise funds for us. He's now nearing completion of his first 250 days efforts, which you can read all about at www.justgiving.com/ewenlogie
SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – inspiring a generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”
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